Breaking Conference News

fyeahwisconsinbadgers:

In case you missed it, the University of Maryland (currently a member of the ACC) is scheduled to join the Big Ten sometime soon, possibly in 2014.

Rutgers University, a member of the Big East, is scheduled to make a similar announcement tomorrow.

As far as how this affects the Badgers, we’re not quite sure yet. Maryland and Rutgers will most likely join the Leaders Division because they’re so close to Penn State.

Thoughts?

Maryland. In the Big Ten. Wow.

"I’ve got my eyes on the Heisman."

Former Vice President Al Gore.

(Source: rezinnaise)

Steve Young on the NFL’s handling of the referee strike:

"There’s nothing that changes the demand for the NFL. So they want to break the union or send a message to them, they don’t care about player safety. It doesn’t affect the desire for the game. If it affected the desire for the game, they’d come up with a few extra million dollars."

(Source: ESPN)

Sunset at Lambeau
rezinnaise:

life:

On this day in 1920, the NFL was founded.Pictured: The 1962 Green Bay Packers by LIFE’s George Silk.

Max McGee (#85) has some stuff on his mind…

rezinnaise:

life:

On this day in 1920, the NFL was founded.

Pictured: The 1962 Green Bay Packers by LIFE’s George Silk.

Max McGee (#85) has some stuff on his mind…

snationalpostsports:

Canada makes history with Olympic bronze victory vs. France
Canada’s women’s soccer team has captured a bronze medal at the London Olympics.

Diana Matheson scored in the 92nd minute to beat France 1-0 in the third-place game.

The result gives Canada its first Summer Games medal in a traditional team sport since 1936. (Photos: AP Photo; Getty Images)

Oh, Canada!

(via nationalpost)

ESPN:

Montee Ball attacked by 5 men

Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball was the victim of what police are calling an “unprovoked assault” early Wednesday in Madison, Wis.

Ball suffered head injuries after being attacked by five men near Wisconsin’s campus around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. Witnesses told police the men knocked Ball to the ground and began kicking him. Ball, a 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist, was taken to a hospital. A team spokesman said Ball spent two hours in the hospital before he was released. It is not known if he can practice Monday when camp opens. Wisconsin opens the season Sept. 1 at home against Northern Iowa.

"My concern right now is for Montee’s health and well-being," Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said in a prepared statement. "Montee has been released from the hospital and is under the care and supervision of our sports medicine staff. We will continue to evaluate him as we approach the start of fall camp this weekend. I do expect Montee to make a full recovery."

According to an incident report, Ball didn’t appear to know his attackers.

[…]

Police are looking at surveillance video both inside and outside some of the bars and establishments on University Ave.

In a post to his Twitter account Wednesday, Ball tried to assure his fans that he was OK.

"I appreciate the support and thank you for the concerns.I will be okay! See you guys in September! #WiscONsin," he wrote.

As a college football fan, and, more specifically, a Badger fan, wishing the best for Montee.

The Most Important Poll Ever Taken: Aaron Rodgers’ popularity bested only by Abraham Lincoln and Jesus

Public Policy Polling:

Last month PPP found that Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was viewed favorably by 89% of voters in Wisconsin, a record high level of popularity in all our polling across the country. It got us to wondering- can anyone top that? So on our national poll last weekend we tested a bunch of figures with near universal appeal in order to find an answer to that question.

2 people managed to beat Rodgers by exceeding the 90% mark for popularity. Abraham Lincoln is seen positively by 91% of Americans compared to only 2% with an unfavorable opinion. And Jesus Christ has a 90% favorability rating with only 3% of voters seeing him in a negative light. With Republicans Jesus is at a 96/0 spread, which suffice it to say is a first in our polling.

[…]

Two other people beat the 80% favorability mark but fell short of Rodgers’ 89%. One was George Washington at 86% rating him favorably to 3% with an unfavorable opinion. […] Also falling short is Mother Theresa at an 83/5 spread.

Here’s the rest of the folks we polled:

-74% rate Martin Luther King Jr. favorably to 10% with a negative opinion. He’s at 95/3 with African Americans, but only 69/11 with whites.

-67% rate positively Santa Claus to 13% with a negative opinion. Perhaps his gift giving has been kinder to Republicans, 75% of whom give him good marks, than it has been to Democrats, only 61% of whom give a favorable rating.

-Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela both have 64% favorability ratings with 26-27% of voters not having an opinion about them one way or the other. There’s a huge party divide in Mandela’s numbers with 78% of Democrats but only 46% of Republicans giving him good marks.

-62% of Americans see Steve Jobs favorably to just 10% with a negative opinion. Out of everyone we polled he’s the least polarizing along party lines- 62% of Democrats and 61% of Republicans and independents give him good marks. I guess iPhones are a great unifier.

So sorry Aaron Rodgers, you can’t beat Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ. But taking down George Washington, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Santa Claus, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Steve Jobs isn’t too bad for your 4th season as a starting quarterback.

Related: Rodgers was named yesterday the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for November, his fourth consecutive win of that distinction.

Come on Houston. Seriously?

"Joe Paterno’s right to his dignity is not more valuable than the right of children not to be assaulted by adults. Joe Paterno’s right to employment if he can’t perform up to standards is not more important than the right of Penn State to run a safe campus. If Joe Paterno’s highest priority is truly providing quality education, his loyalty to those values should have been higher than his loyalty to a man whose conduct represents a hideous rot in those values. You only stand for what you say you represent if you stand for it when it’s hard. I cannot possibly imagine a cause so mighty and righteous that it outweighs shrugging aside child abuse and child assault. Certainly not football."

— ThinkProgress culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg offers up an insightful post on the shame of Joe Paterno. Read it here. (via think-progress)

(via slezzle)

washingtonpoststyle:

laughingsquid:

Map of United States That Shows Scariest Thing In Each State

Dan is from Son of Sam; Monica is from Zombie Lincoln. But that’s just ridiculous. Everyone knows the thing most feared in Illinois is Werewolf Corn.

Like almost every one of these “United States of …”, this one gets many things wrong.
The scariest thing in Illinois is everything below I-80.
Wisconsin is cheeseheads? So all of Wisconsin is scary? Come on now.
Jeffery Dahmer is the scariest thing in Ohio? Dahmer committed the vast majority of his crimes in Wisconsin. He was killed in Wisconsin.
Nebraska is college linebackers? Pretty sure the Wisconsin Badgers put a dent in that myth.
And for many of the other states, the map relies far too much on “zombie [famous person either living or dead].” This is laziness.

washingtonpoststyle:

laughingsquid:

Map of United States That Shows Scariest Thing In Each State

Dan is from Son of Sam; Monica is from Zombie Lincoln. But that’s just ridiculous. Everyone knows the thing most feared in Illinois is Werewolf Corn.

Like almost every one of these “United States of …”, this one gets many things wrong.

The scariest thing in Illinois is everything below I-80.

Wisconsin is cheeseheads? So all of Wisconsin is scary? Come on now.

Jeffery Dahmer is the scariest thing in Ohio? Dahmer committed the vast majority of his crimes in Wisconsin. He was killed in Wisconsin.

Nebraska is college linebackers? Pretty sure the Wisconsin Badgers put a dent in that myth.

And for many of the other states, the map relies far too much on “zombie [famous person either living or dead].” This is laziness.

(Source: stream.pleated-jeans.com)

Just learned the new girl in our office is the cousin of Russell Wilson.

Fall in this office just got a lot better.

bensgrabbag:

ilovecharts:

Click through to find out!

I got Philadelphia. Funny because I hate them… 

In contrast, I will verify this chart’s accuracy: I got Green Bay. Go Pack!

bensgrabbag:

ilovecharts:

Click through to find out!

I got Philadelphia. Funny because I hate them… 

In contrast, I will verify this chart’s accuracy: I got Green Bay. Go Pack!